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苦口婆心

kǔ kǒu pó xīn

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Bitter mouth granny heart

Definition 定义

To patiently and painstakingly counsel someone repeatedly (like a kindhearted grandma would)

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Mother hen; counsel; sage advice; words of wisdom

Example 例句

欧比王一直苦口婆心得劝安纳金不要做出伤天害理的事,可惜他不听劝。 Obi-Wan kept counseling Anakin not to give in to the Dark Side, but it was no use.

Similar 相似词

好言相劝、良药苦口

Opposite 相反词

口蜜腹剑、花言巧语
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